About Star:

Star Micronics America Company History

1970s
Leading from the Start
1976 – Star Micronics America established in New York, NY
1979 – Manufacturing and sales of small printer mechanisms begins
1970s
1980s
An Early Leader
1981 – IBM launches the personal computer
1981 – Manufacturing and sales of computer printers begins
1986 – Introduction of the DP8340 printer, the first compact, wide format receipt/record printer
1989 – Introduction of the SP300 printer, a dot matrix printing solution
1980s
1990s
Innovation Continues
1992 – Introduction of the first thermal printer, the TSP300
1993 – Introduction of rewritable cards
1994 – Introduction of the first label printer, the TSP400
1995 – First shipment of kiosk printers, the UP389
1995 – First shipment of kiosk printers, the UP389
1990s
2000s
Leading in the 21st Century
2001 – Ultra-high-speed TSP700 released
2001 – Linux drivers released
2003 – TUP900 thermal kiosk printer released
2004 – Star answers the call of hospitals, doctors, and EMR vendors with the TSP800RX, a secure and dedicated prescription printer
2005 – The TSP1000 is released, a high-speed ticket printer/stacker designed for lottery ticketing applications as well as a beverage solution for restaurants/bars
2005 – Release of the TSP100 futurePRNT™ POS printer with WHQL certification from Microsoft
2006 – Launch of industry-leading Service Agreement Programs: Swap-A-Star and Extend-A-Star
2007 – Introduction of the SP700 printer, a dot matrix printing solution designed for kitchen printing
2008 – The TSP100GT thermal printer is released
2000s
2010s
Always Innovating
2010 – Introduction of the first portable printers, the SM-S200 and the SM-T300
2011 – iOS and Android drivers released
2012 – Windows 8 driver released
2013 – Introduction of the first MFi Bluetooth printers, the SM-S220i, SM-T300i, SM-T400i, and TSP650II BTi (first desktop Bluetooth printer)
2013 – Introduction of TSP650II, which replaced the TSP650
2014 – Addition of SK Series kiosk printers
2017 – Introduction of the TSP654IICloudPRNT
2017 – Star Micronics Cloud Services introduces the Eco-Friendly Micro Receipt
2017 – Introduction of the TSP100IIIU
2017 – Star announces the 1st Apple AirPrint POS printer
2018 – Addition of the mC-Print2 and mC-Print3
2018 – Introduction of the mG-Scales
2018 – The debut of the mCollection product line
2018 – Star Micronics Cloud Services adds PromoPRNT
2019 – Introduction of the mUnite tablet stand
2019 – Addition of the mC-Sound kitchen buzzer to the mCollection
2019 – Introduction of the Version 2 SK Series kiosk printers
2019 – Addition of the mCP30 to the mC-Print series
2010s
CloudPNT
2020s
Leading the Industry
2020 – Star Micronics introduces the industry-first SteadyLAN™
2020 – Introduction of the newly improved mPOP® featuring Flat Bill cash management
2020 – Introduction of the POSShield sneeze guard
2020 – Introduction of tamper-proof labels
2020 – Addition of Empower Program for resellers
2020 – Debut of the Choice Series cash drawers
2021 – Release of StarXpand™ SDK for React Native
2021 – Addition of the Loyalty Program to the Empower Program for resellers
2021 – Introduction of antimicrobial covers
2021 – Launch of the Universal mEnclosure
2020s